Thrillers

Thrillers

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Compiled by:
Beatriz G.
1979

Val McDermid
Mcdermi
Series: Allie Burns, 1.

It is the winter of discontent and reporter Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. Soon Allie and fellow journalist Danny Sullivan are exposing the criminal underbelly of respectable Scotland. When Allie discovers a home-grown terrorist threat, she comes up with a plan to infiltrate the group and make her name.


The Anomaly

Hervé Le Tellier

In their own way, passengers of Air France 006 were living double lives when they boarded. They hit a shockingly violent patch of turbulence and emerge on the other side to a reality both familiar and strange. Blake, Slimboy, Joanna, and Victor Miesel will come to question; who would we be if we made different choices?


The Devil and the Dark Water

Stuart Turton
Turton

World's greatest detective Samuel Pipps is being transported by boat to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage, marking three passengers for death, including Samuel. Could a demon be responsible for these misfortunes?


The Glass Kingdom

Lawrence Osborne
Osborne

Escaping New York for the anonymity of Bangkok, Sarah Mullins arrives with nothing more than a suitcase of purloined money. Her plan is to lie low in a high-end apartment complex called the Kingdom. But attempted uprisings wrack the city as residents of the Kingdom become suspicious of one another and Sarah's safe haven begins to feel like a snare.


The Guest List

Lucy Foley
Foley

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate a lavish wedding. The champagne is popped and the festivities begin, but resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. Then, someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well?


The Guide

Peter Heller
Heller
Series: Thorndike Press

Safe from plagues and nestled along pristine river water, Kingfisher Lodge offers respite for its wealthy clients. For Jack, it promises a second chance. He is assigned to guide a well-known singer, but when a human scream pierces the night, Jack soon realizes the lodge may be a cover for a far more sinister operation.


Harlem Shuffle

Colson Whitehead
Whitehe

To customers and neighbors on 125th street, Ray Carney is an upstanding furniture salesman.  When Ray’s cousin, Freddie, falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa, Ray gains new clientele in shady cops and local gangsters. As Ray navigates this double life, he begins to see who actually pulls the strings in Harlem.


If It Bleeds

Stephen King
King

Four never-before-released novellas by Stephen King. Included are stories of a deceased friend communicating through a cell phone, a writer who makes a Faustian bargain to complete a novel, and the title story, which sees Holly Gibney return to face off against a vampire-like newscaster.


The Missing Piece

John Lescroart
Lescroa

No one is particularly happy to see Paul Riley after he’s released from eleven years in prison after The Exoneration Initiative uncovered evidence that pinned the crime on someone else. In fact, Riley soon turns up murdered, surrounded by the loot from his latest scam. But if Riley was really innocent all along, who would want him dead?


Mrs. March

Virginia Feito
Feito

When Mrs. March finds out that the protagonist of her husband’s popular novel, a woman of ill-repute, is modeled after her, she begins to spiral into paranoia. Doubting everything her husband has ever said or done, Mrs. March snoops around his office, reads his appointment books, and questions his relationships with others.


Never Tell

Lisa Gardner
Gardner
Series: Detective D. D. Warren novels

A man is dead, shot three times in his home office; his computer twelve times. Holding the gun is Evie Carter, her father previously killed in an “accidental” shooting. But for D.D. Warren, two coincidental murders are too many. Flora Dane sees the murder on TV and immediately recognizes Conrad Carter. D.D. and Flora discover that in this case, truth is an elusive thing.


Ninth House

Leigh Bardugo
Bardugo
Series: Alex Stern, 1.

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in LA, Alex dropped out of school and into a shady world of drugs, dead-end jobs, and much worse. By twenty, she’s the sole survivor of an unsolved multiple homicides case. At her hospital bed, Alex is offered a chance to attend Yale on a full ride. What’s the catch? And why her?


The Only Good Indians

Stephen Graham Jones
Jones

Four young members of the Blackfoot Tribe participate in an elk hunt on forbidden grounds. A decade later, they find themselves tracked by a supernatural presence bent on revenge, totally helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.


The Other Black Girl

Zakiya Dalila Harris
Harris

Editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. So she’s thrilled when Harlem-born Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.


People Like Them

Samira Sedira
Sedira

In a fit of rage, Constant Guillot murders the Langlois family, causing the quaint French town of Carmac to question his motives. The Langlois never fit in with the residents of the town - they were a rich and Black family, in contrast to the working-class, white population. Constant’s wife Anna is left to piece together events and question how someone can commit such heinous acts.


The Plot

Jean Hanff Korelitz
Korelit

Jake Bonner is a failed writer who teaches at a third-rate MFA program. One of his students tells him about a book he’s working on, but dies without writing it. Years later, Jake becomes a bestselling author based on the plot of that book. However, when he starts receiving anonymous messages Jake must uncover the truth behind the plot of his own book.


Shiver

Allie Reynolds
Reynold

When Milla accepts an invitation to Le Rocher ski resort, she’s expecting an intimate weekend catching up with four old friends. Yet when they all arrive, something’s not quite right. Detailed instructions await them intended to draw out secrets and remind them of Saskia, the sixth long presumed dead member of their group.


A Single Light

Tosca Lee
Lee

Six months after vanishing into an underground silo, Wynter and Chase emerge to an altered world, ravaged by disease. They begin a desperate search for the antibiotics Winter’s friend Julie needs to live, even as goods and water are in short supply.


The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Grady Hendrix
Hendrix

Patricia Campbell’s seemingly boring suburban life takes an exciting turn when a neighbor gives her a true crime novel at her book club. Immersing herself in the genre, Patricia becomes empowered to investigate the mysterious newcomer to the neighborhood, James Harris. With her fellow housewives in-tow, Patricia is determined to prove that James is up to no good.


This Thing Between Us

Gus Moreno
Moreno

It was Vera’s idea to buy Itza, the “world’s most advanced smart speaker!”, but it didn’t interest Thiago; it made things worse. It was funny and strange right up until Vera was killed, and Thiago’s world became unbearable. The only thing left to do was get far away from Chicago. Away from everything and everyone.


To Tell You The Truth

Gilly Macmillan
Macmill

At nine years old, Lucy was the only witness to her brother’s disappearance thirty years ago. Now, her husband Dan is keeping secrets of his own, forcing Lucy to confront some dark, unwelcome memories. When he goes missing, Lucy’s past and present begin to collide. Did she kill her husband? Would she remember if she did?


Trust Me When I Lie

Benjamin Stevenson
Stevens

When producer Jack Quick’s true crime docuseries finale is wildly successful, a retrial sees criminal Curtis Wade walk free. When another victim turns up dead, Jack goes back to the town where it all began to discover what really happened. He may have sprung a killer from jail, but he's the one that can send him back.


When You Are Mine

Michael Robotham
Roboth

Philomena McCarthy is an officer with the London Metropolitan Police. When responding to a domestic violence call, she finds the victim protecting her abuser: Scotland Yard detective Darren Goddall. As Philomena pursues the case, she encounters resistance from her colleagues and becomes dangerously entangled with the victim—who is not at all who she appears to be.